Major state budget topics
Some issues in Gov. Tim Pawlenty's $34.4 billion, two-year budget:
Much-discussed property tax cuts would consume $150 million of the budget.
Of that, $10 million would go to increasing Local Government Aid, a state payment to cities, mostly rural and Minneapolis and St. Paul. Another $47 million would be used to give tax credits to homeowners across the state, with $40 million more going to schools.
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